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12 Movies You’ll Be Surprised To Find Out Were Filmed In Wales

Wales has made a name for itself in the TV location world. With popular TV shows Doctor Who, Sherlock, Davinci's Demons and Merlin all being shot here. But it seems “Valleywood” has been slowly infiltrating Hollywood too.

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1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010) - Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire

Remember that beach Dobby died on? Yes, that was filmed in Wales. Bill and Fleur’s beautiful Shell Cottage was built on Freshwater West beach for the final Harry Potter movies.
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Remember that beach Dobby died on? Yes, that was filmed in Wales. Bill and Fleur’s beautiful Shell Cottage was built on Freshwater West beach for the final Harry Potter movies.

2. Clash of the Titans (2010) - Dinorwic Slate Quarry, Snowdonia

The slate quarry was used for multiple scenes in Clash of the Titans and is also a key set for the sequel Wrath of the Titans (2012).
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The slate quarry was used for multiple scenes in Clash of the Titans and is also a key set for the sequel Wrath of the Titans (2012).

3. The Dark Night Rises (2012) - Henrhyd Falls, Brecon Beacons

Welsh-born Christan Bale may call himself an English-man, but that doesn’t stop him returning to Wales to film his movies. This fantastic waterfall acted as the secret doorway to the batcave.
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Welsh-born Christan Bale may call himself an English-man, but that doesn’t stop him returning to Wales to film his movies. This fantastic waterfall acted as the secret doorway to the batcave.

4. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) - Llynnau Cregennen, Snowdonia

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You though Lara Croft was actually in China? Nope, it was Wales. Snowdonia is often used to portray ‘exotic’ locations due to its vast size and beauty. Kazakhstan in that Bond film The World is not Enough (1999)? Also Llynnau Cregennen.

5. Robin Hood (2010) - Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire.

This beach again? Well it is beautiful. So beautiful in fact that Russell Crowe got rather attached. He chose to camp on the beach instead of returning to his London hotel whilst filming the film’s scenic battle sequence. Also that less-popular 1991 Robin Hood film? Filmed in Betws-y-Coed.
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This beach again? Well it is beautiful. So beautiful in fact that Russell Crowe got rather attached. He chose to camp on the beach instead of returning to his London hotel whilst filming the film’s scenic battle sequence. Also that less-popular 1991 Robin Hood film? Filmed in Betws-y-Coed.

6. Stardust (2007) - Llyn y Fan Fach, Carmarthenshire

Remember that classic with Charlie Cox and Claire Danes? The one where Robert DeNiro is a cross-dressing space-pirate? Well star-crossed lovers Yvaine and Tristan trekked across the Brecon Beacons in this 2007 fantasy flick.
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Remember that classic with Charlie Cox and Claire Danes? The one where Robert DeNiro is a cross-dressing space-pirate? Well star-crossed lovers Yvaine and Tristan trekked across the Brecon Beacons in this 2007 fantasy flick.

7. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - Caerwent, Monmouthshire

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NOT WITHOUT YOU! Yes, that infamous Stucky line was filmed in Wales. An old military base in the village of Caerwent was transformed into the Hydra compound where Captain America rescues Bucky Barnes.

8. Die Another Day (2002) - Penbryn beach, Ceredigion

Another bond film! Yes, this beautiful Welsh beach was used as a stand in for North Korea and was the rendezvous point for Jinx and Bond.
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Another bond film! Yes, this beautiful Welsh beach was used as a stand in for North Korea and was the rendezvous point for Jinx and Bond.

9. An American Werewolf in London (1981) - Crickadarn and The Black Mountains

Less of London, more of Wales. The Yorkshire Moors were filmed on the Black Mountains, and ‘East Proctor’ was actually a tiny village called Crickadarn in mid-Wales. Apparently they covered the Welsh road signs with a fake tree.
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Less of London, more of Wales. The Yorkshire Moors were filmed on the Black Mountains, and ‘East Proctor’ was actually a tiny village called Crickadarn in mid-Wales. Apparently they covered the Welsh road signs with a fake tree.

10. The Libertine (2004) - Tretower Court, Powys

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An all-star cast in little old Wales. Apparently Johnny Depp caused quite a stir when filming the story of the debauched Earl of Rochester at Tretower Court.

11. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) - Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire

Yet another beautiful Welsh beach. Apparently this one was rather tricky as the crew had to build a massive ramp to allow horse-access for the battle sequences.
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Yet another beautiful Welsh beach. Apparently this one was rather tricky as the crew had to build a massive ramp to allow horse-access for the battle sequences.

12. Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (2011) - Capel Curig, Snowdonia

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Yes, we’ve had all the A-listers in Wales. The lovely mountains and Ffynnon Llugwy lake were used to film the Sherlock Holmes sequel that starred Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. Downey Jr also filmed his 1995 film Restoration at Caerphilly Castle and Tretower Court.

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